IndieView with Joseph Landing JR, author of Bobbit Rock

The beginning was exceptionally difficult to write. It is a psychological horror about a homicide detective searching for the culprit of a growing list of murders. I just can’t seem to concentrate during the day. Do you listen to music while you write? I wanted to get the book out and wanted full control. About You
Where did you grow up? I even have a few short films on Youtube under my name. What are you working on now? Do you edit as you go or wait until you’ve finished? Did you get your book cover professionally done or did you do it yourself? About Publishing
Did you submit your work to Agents? Did you hire a professional editor? It was originally a screenplay, which I wrote over the summer of 2018. Right now, I am promoting the book. Twitter has a great writing community. I hired a good friend of mine who is an artist. I’ve got a few ideas in my head about another novel after that. Do you outline? Was it a particular event or a gradual process? Charleston, South Carolina. Joseph Landing JR – 25 November 2019
The Back Flap
Still reeling from the death of his beloved wife and unborn child, homicide detective Isaac Murphy must investigate a growing string of unsolved murders in the shadowy city of Callahan, South Carolina. Are your characters entirely fictitious or have you borrowed from real world people you know? Charleston, South Carolina
What would you like readers to know about you? A brief outline can be helpful. I recommend you check it out. If yes, what gets the fingers tapping? Do you have a target reader? Adults. As the bodies continue to pile up, he questions whether the killer/s is a man or a monster. Lack of motivation plagued me in the first weeks. I love writing dialogue, so that was always a joy to write. It was heavily inspired by the works of Steven King, and the movie Pi by Darren Aronofsky. Starting at square one can be such a challenge. Were there any parts of the book where you struggled? Are there any particular authors that have influenced how you write and, if so, how have they influenced you? Even if you don’t have anything relevant to add them to. Cage the Elephant. Editing as you write can save everyone a lot of trouble later on. No. Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World had a significant impact on my creativity. Entirely fictitious. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) What came easily? I think the nihilism in his novel carried through into Bobbit Rock. Professionally. Though I did throw in a few first or last names of friends. I think the nihilism in his novel carried through into Bobbit Rock. Where do you live now? Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World had a significant impact on my creativity. It took six months to adapt the script into a novel. Johnny Cash…. Get your copy of   Bobbit Rock from Amazon US or Amazon UK. About Writing
Do you have a writing process? Be sure to jot down any good ideas you come up with randomly. About the book
What is the book about? You never know…
Almost all of my writing is done in the late night. Cooking is one of my favorite past times and turmeric just might be one of the best spices in the world behind salt and pepper. End of Interview:
For more from Joseph follow him on Twitter and like his Facebook page. Do you have a marketing plan for the book or are you just winging it? Red Hot Chili Peppers. Now, he believes the deaths are his fault. How long did it take you to write it? Yes. If so, do you do so extensively or just chapter headings and a couple of sentences? When did you start writing the book? I’ve been an avid snowboarder since I was a little kid and am currently re-reading the Harry Potter series. Has Isaac doomed everyone to the wrath of the Wretched Man? Yes. They are very supportive. This whole book was written to music. Where did you get the idea from? After that, I’ll focus on commercial film work for a while. When mass hysteria plagues the populace, Isaac begins to lose his sanity and questions whether the killer is a man or a monster. I love to write and to shoot film. If so can you please describe it? Any advice that you would like to give to other newbies considering becoming Indie authors? What’s most important is having a beginning and an end. We all know how important it is for writers to read. But a terrible secret plagues Isaac’s heart–when he was a child, he climbed the forbidden Bobbit Rock and unknowingly unleashed a curse. A lot of social media pushing, Amazon ads, Facebook ads, reached out to newspapers and news stations and was thankful to get a few interviews. What made you decide to go Indie, whether self-publishing or with an indie publisher?